As part of Director Woolweaver’s ongoing legislative agenda, new West Gulf Division legislation has been filed in both Texas and Oklahoma. The Texas legislation, HB2524, the “Electric Generator Bill”, is
sponsored by Rep. Rene Oliveria-D, Brownsville, TX. Passage will eliminate Home Owners Association’s prohibition on back up electric generator installation. The bill will receive a hearing from the House
Business and Industry Committee on April 2nd. Representative Oliveria is the Chairman of this Committee. The bill was to be heard on March 26th, but the House session ran late and the hearing was postponed. Updates will be posted on the WGD website as they become available.
HB2524 is the third piece of WGD legislation to get play at the Texas legislature. Last session, the Solar Panel bill and the Flag Pole bill were passed and signed into law.
The Oklahoma SGL, Eddie Manley K5EMS, and Oklahoma SM, Kevin O’Dell N0IRW, have supervised the successful advancement of Oklahoma HB1921 from the House to the Oklahoma Senate. Oklahoma HB1921, an “Enhanced” PRB-1 bill, is sponsored by Dale Dewitt-R and Ben Sherrer-D. Passage looks good according to Eddie. Kevin states, “…our legislation changing the wording in our state PRB-1 law has passed the House floor vote unanimously”. When passed, HB1921, will greatly benefit the amateurs in the Sooner State.